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Single payer video club

This channel has some good new single payer videos, including one with Margaret Flowers. Read below the fold...

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The peasants aren't paying enough!

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As Many Avoid IRS’s Grip, a Tax Debate Ensues

That’s the portion of American households that owe no income tax for 2009. The number is up from 38 percent in 2007, and it has become a popular talking point on cable television and talk radio. With Tax Day coming on Thursday, 47 percent has become shorthand for the notion that the wealthy face a much higher tax burden than they once did while growing numbers of Americans are effectively on the dole.

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Banksters discover microcredit

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Banksters swoop down on microcredit market

Big Banks Draw Big Profits From Microloans to Poor

Drawn by the prospect of hefty profits from even the smallest of loans, a raft of banks and financial institutions now dominate the field, with some charging interest rates of 100 percent or more from their impoverished customers.

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Bankster on Board

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Why does Andy Stern have a job?

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Andy Stern poses with HCAN't bloggers at the offices of the SEIU.

Readers of this blog know all about Stern's shameful role in the public option bait and switch hoax.

I just recently learned of his appointment to the Steal Our Retirement Commission.

I really can't think of anything more unpopular with workers than looting social security. Stern clearly regards the membership as pawns. Read below the fold...

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Did Tom Chamberlain really say this?

HCAN Doesn't Support Single Payer - So Why Does The AFL-CIO Take Orders From Them?

The leader of Oregon's AFL-CIO, Tom Chamberlain, told me during the congressional health insurance reform debates, "I take my marching orders from HCAN."

From a letter written by Richard Ellmyer, candidate for State Representative
District 44 - North Portland May 18, 2010 Democratic Primary Read below the fold...

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Why Time and CNN stink out loud

It is a question of ownership. The current owners are not interested in running news organizations; or even maximizing returns for shareholders. The current ownership regard their news properties and an agit-prop operation to promote their corporate agenda. Read below the fold...

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Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese; live, in concert!

Dear Healthcare-NOW! Supporter:

Monday, April 12 at 8:30 PM Eastern, join in on the Backbone Campaign's conversation with two of the country's prominent single-payer leaders, Dr. Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. Read below the fold...

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Congressional Progressive Caucus after action report

The Huffington Post has a fascinating article about the health care fight from the point of view of one faction of courtiers. Read below the fold...

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Fox Hunt

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Single payer three card monte

Vermont Senate passes health care bill that includes provision for a single payer option

MONTPELIER, VT — With an overwhelming 28-2 vote, the Senate today passed the Healthy Vermont bill (S.88). Senator Doug Racine (D-Chittenden) and the Health and Welfare Committee brought the bill to the Senate floor.

The bill empowers the Health Care Reform Commission to hire a team of experts to custom design a health care system for Vermont. The experts will bring at least three options to the governor and legislature early next year, and one of those options must be a “single payer” plan.

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Department of No Shit Sherlock

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Tasini campaigning in Brooklyn

Senate Candidate Tasini Seeks B’klyn Democrats’ Support

When a club member asked how he could defeat Gillibrand, he was optimistic. “The issues are with me,” he said emphatically.

I will say this for Tasini, his name keeps coming up in my feeds, even though the NYT has declared a blackout on his candidacy. The Green candidates I have feeds for seem to be invisible, even on blogs. Read below the fold...

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How health insurance parasites inflate earnings per share

PNHP Blog: Why are insurers buying back their shares?

But when a corporation buys back stock, it is not for the purpose of contracting operations, but rather it is to pump up the per share value. It is not merely a coincidence that this increases the value of the large blocks of shares held by top management and the board of directors, by increasing the percentage of ownership in the company. New stock issues dilute ownership, whereas stock repurchases concentrate ownership.

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Helicopter Ben calls for looting our retirement

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“The arithmetic is unfortunately quite clear. To avoid large and unsustainable budget deficits, the nation will ultimately have to choose among higher taxes, modifications to entitlement programmes such as Social Security and Medicare, less spending on everything else from education to defence, or some combination of the above.”

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